Do we compete with the Outer Banks Sentinel? Sort of. But we at The Voice are friends with all other newspapers in the area, and Sandy Seamans and I have several links in the civic sector. Some time ago, even before I left banking, whispers were heard among Realtor's concerning Audubon's intention to sell their Currituck ocean front land to...developers. They did it once via a swap, and that gave us Pine Island and gave the Audubon some more soundside property.
Now they are selling the remainder of their ocean front in what was once a preserve. And, they are selling this land to developers. Not an invitation to beat up on developers; that is what they do. But surely a chance to maybe, for once, get the Outer Banks residents riled up about an interest group shutting down beaches on Hatteras and selling ocean front resort land to developers at ocean front prices (even if depressed from the good old days of 2002) one county north---because they say the land has no environmental value. A 1,000 foot corridor is needed to make a plover safe, but 9,000 of feet of beach (that's almost two miles) was worth trading away once, and selling now so that none remains. Right.
Multiple news sources are important to any society, even small towns. I neglected to follow this story up back in my blogging days, but Sandy did. So read it, and thank her. I already have.